Good news this week on tourism for the Mississippi Gulf Coast. 2016 saw an 8% increase in overall visitation over 2015. We are glad to see the growth. Additional hotel rooms are being filled, restaurant tables busy and attractions flourishing.
We agree with our tourism leaders that we should continue to emphasize our greatest natural asset - the outdoors on land and sea. As nature based tourism continues to grow, so can tourism here on the coast.
Much of our local economy depends on tourism dollars. And those dollars turn over many times, helping to move the entire coast economy in an upward direction.
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